Friday, November 20, 2009
I really intended to walk yesterday, but things worked out differently. It was to be my last day of walking until after Thanksgiving. Early in the morning I drove the route, from Maud (where, by the way, I looked for but didn't find the dog Cotton, pictured above) into the town of Coahoma, a few miles north of Clarksdale. Then I thought I'd better find some gas for the motor home and check out a place to park it for ten days or so. I was planning to leave for Michigan late last night or early this morning. I asked around at a few places and found out there's an RV park at the Coahoma County Fairgrounds in Clarksville. I went there, but it was strictly self-serve and pay on the honor system. I talked to a guy who was camping who told me to go to the Clarksville Tourism Office. There, I chatted with several people and finally got permission to park next to the campground for free, since I won't be using any of their facilities (electricity, water, sewer). By the time all this was done it was late in the morning. I figured I'd start driving right away, go about halfway, then stop for the night. But I made good time, and drove straight through, arriving home at about 2:00 a.m., stoked by the caffeine I've been denying myself while I walk.
It's good to be home with Laurine. Our two-year-old grandson Jacob is here for a few days, too. Laurine and I will be going out to our daughter Katie's in Minnesota for Thanksgiving. I should be back on the road by November 30.
Thanks to everyone who's been following. It means more than you can imagine to know that I'm not doing this alone. Hope you all have a great holiday.